1994 Dodge Colt ES 4-door
I am the 57 year-old original owner of this 212,xxx mile car.
The oil and filter have been changed every 3,000 miles, the last ten years with synthetic blend.
It has made a 40 mile round trip every day, 35 of those being interstate miles.
The car runs great, shifts great, drives great, handles like new, and gets 30 mpg.
It uses a quart of oil in about 2,000 miles.
It has a new battery and a fairly new distributor.
The timing belt was replaced at 164,xxx miles, the same time a new head gasket was installed.
Mechanically, I feel the car is excellent and the winner can plan on driving it home.
The paint and interior are original. The spoiler , door handles, and bumper covers are either dull or flaking, the hood has typical chips, the headlights aren't too faded. The interior is splitting and there are some stains, but not bad overall. The A/C and cruise work, along with the Pioneer stereo and the remote mirrors. There was a minor accident involving the drivers side, primarily the rear door. The front door has minor damage, the rear door probably should be replaced. I did an online search and there's plenty of doors out there. The doors and windows still function correctly. The trunk is clean, with the original spare. There are no oil or coolant drips or leaks and it's all original and unaltered under the hood. The brakes are good. Fairly new Raybestos pads on the front.
I had not planned on selling this car, but I had been looking for a 2005-2006 Corolla XRS and finally found one 200 miles from here and bought it. Because I was planning on keeping the Colt, and before I found the XRS, I bought new 205/60R16 Michelins for the Colt and had the 16x7.5 ICW wheels refinished at the same time. I have had these wheels for about ten years and they are true and balance well. The tuner lug nut adapter is included. The tires and refinished wheels have less than 500 miles on them. The wheels were professionally refinished: media blasted and two-part base/clear used. They look like new.
Mechanically, this car is A-1. This is a 100% Japanese-made car and it proves the theories about Japanese cars being longevity champs. It needs nothing mechanically, buy it and drive it immediately. I have most of the service records. The original 14" steel wheels, plastic wheelcovers, and worn-out tires are included with the car, if wanted.
Please look closely at the pictures and email me with any questions you have. You should inspect this car in person before bidding. The high bidder will be expected to buy the car. Please don't win the auction then decide you don't want it.
There is, of course, no warranty, and the car must be picked up locally, or if shipping is desired, the buyer will need to arrange that.
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 13:28:00 EST
We're getting a look at the two star Mitsubishi concept cars from this year's Geneva soiree, just ahead of the official debut for both. As suits Mitsubishi's ever-deepening interest in electrified vehicles, the brace of concepts both make use of electric drive: the CA-MiEV being a pure electric vehicle and the GR-HEV using a diesel-electric powertrain.
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:01:00 EST
The CA-MiEV concept car may look a bit like a photoshopped Toyota Prius, but in fact the car employs a new electric motor and battery system from Mitsu. We're told that the EV has a theoretical range of 186 miles, which is nearly double the range of most EVs on the market today and approaches Tesla territory. The vehicle is larger than the company's current i-MiEV, and would seem to point the way forward for a more mainstream production EV from Mitsu.
The second concept, a rather odd-looking pickup truck called the GR-HEV, has a diesel engine, electric motor, all-wheel drive, and Mitsubishi's Super All Wheel Control. The front fascia bears a version of the grille we've seen on the new Outlander PHEV, with more radically raked (sort of "smiling") lighting elements.
It's normal for parents to get frustrated with their kids sometimes. Moms and dads have high hopes for the success of their brood, and when the youngsters let them down, it hurts. That's not an excuse to be destructive, though. Especially not to the point of destroying a Mitsubishi Montero Sport with an Xbox 360 like in this video.
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 10:30:00 EST
The clip claims to be about a dad upset that his kid doesn't have a job and stays home playing video games. The guy takes his anger out not just on the console but also his son's car. The Mitsubishi definitely takes its fair share of the punishment here even after the Xbox is broken.
If this were real, it would be a pretty horrifying fight to watch. But while we can't be entirely certain, we're almost positive that this argument is completely staged for a number of reasons. The major one is that the same uploader also has videos with millions of total views of the same "Psycho Dad" dropping an Xbox in a pool, running over games with a lawn mower and taking an axe to a laptop. Furthermore, just looking at the clip itself, people don't generally wait for the other person to stop talking when yelling at each other. It also seems a bit suspicious that the kid directly speaks to the audience at one point.
Episode #357 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth and Jeff Ross are joined by Jeff Glucker of Hooniverse.com. Topics include the SEMA Show, the Cadillac CTS being named the Motor Trend Car of the Year, Mitsubishi's near-term plans and the 2015 Subaru WRX. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for those of you who hung with us live on our UStream channel, thanks for taking the time. You can follow along after the jump with our Q&A. Thanks for listening!
Autoblog Podcast #357: